Eternal Flame monument will honor fallen officers


This photo of a rendering of the Eternal Flame sculpture and monument shows that it will be built adjacent to the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum in Titusville as a tribute to law enforcement.

Dan Reigada

Every day, no matter the situation, weather or hour, law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to ensure everyone’s safety.

Many have made the ultimate sacrifice and the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum in Titusville exists to honor them.

This mission will soon be enhanced by an Eternal Flame monument to be built on five acres of adjacent land.

“The monument’s purpose is to honor all law enforcement officers — past, present and future,” said Tara Dixon Engle, vice president of training and strategic development. “It will make a statement, showing our support for our law enforcement officers in Florida and throughout the United States.”

According to the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum, “the United States Law Enforcement Eternal Flame will be a 10-story tall infinity symbol burning an adjustable flame up to 20-feet high that blazes from a blue memory rose petal.”

It will burn 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Groundbreaking is planned for January 2020. A dedication ceremony is planned for October 2020, which will be the 60th anniversary of the Hall of Fame.

“Police survivor families are excited about a commemorative Walk of Heroes brick pathway that will lead to the flame,” Engle said. “It will be an opportunity for survivors to purchase bricks and honor their loved ones in a visible way.”

Individuals and organizations will be able to place brick orders to pay tribute to a fallen hero or to law enforcement in general.

The museum welcomes visitors. Its exhibits explore many aspects of law enforcement. They include a vintage police car and motorcycle display, a hands-on facial reconstruction computer program, a kids’ corner and a walk through law enforcement from the Wild West to modern times. The museum’s centerpiece is a memorial rotunda, honoring officers fallen in the line of duty.

The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum is at 6350 Horizon Drive. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

For information, call 321-264-0911 or go to

For information about the United States Law Enforcement Eternal Flame, go to

To purchase a brick, go to